Since giving birth to her first child, True, in April 2018, Khloé Kardashian admits she's been closely monitoring her diet in a bid to lose her baby weight. The health-conscious star also teamed up with celebrity nutritionist Dr. Goglia to get her health back on track and regain her pre-baby figure, she explained in a post on ET. "I'm currently on a low-carb diet that my nutritionist, Dr. Goglia, gave me," the reality TV star admitted.
If you're thinking that a low-carb diet is just another fad that requires you to cut-out your favorite staples and starchy foods making meal-planning an absolute nightmare, you've got another thing coming. Although low-carb diets restrict carbohydrate-rich foods, they are relatively easy to follow. While you need to stay away from pasta, bread, and sugary foods, you instead fuel up on protein and fiber-rich foods that keep you satiated for longer and cut out any problematic cravings. "It has lots of protein, so I'm able to go all out at the gym, but the best part is that I'm never hungry because I'm always eating!" says Kardashian.
While a low-carb diet might sound challenging at first, Kardashian assures "...it's easier to follow than it sounds."
Here's the exact low-carb meal plan the new mom swears by.
Before the Gym
Kardashian doesn't exercise on an empty stomach. "If you're working out early in the morning, you need some energy," she explains. "Dr. Goglia recommends one tablespoon of jam with one tablespoon of almond butter," she says, noting that Justin's is her favorite brand.
After the Gym
This snack is crucial to fuel your body, she says. "What you eat when you're done working out is so important. I have two eggs (they can be poached, over easy, or scrambled) with one cup of oatmeal and another of fresh fruit, like berries," she says. The protein from the eggs helps build and maintain muscle, while the fiber from the oatmeal and fruit keep hunger pangs at bay.
The new mom eats another piece of fruit, as a mid-morning snack to tide her over until lunch. She also prefers to choose the fruit based on seasonality.
“For lunch, Dr. Goglia recommends a four-ounce piece of grilled chicken breast with a half portion of a simple starch, like four ounces of yam or a half cup of white rice, along with a veggie and a salad. Because I recently gave birth, I’m still eating a full portion of starch right now,” she writes. “For the salad, keep it simple with an oil-based vinaigrette. Any vegetables are great, but he especially recommends those high in iron, like spinach, beets, asparagus, broccoli, or romaine.”
Tackle afternoon hunger pangs with a healthy snack à la Kardashian. "Don't let yourself get hungry. Have a piece of fruit with a handful of almonds," she says.
Almonds are clearly the star's go-to snack. She nibbles on them again before dinner and writes, "to hold you over until dinner, grab another handful of almonds with a cup of vegetables, like cherry tomatoes."